Degree in Agronomy at the Higher Institute of Agronomy in Lisbon (1980). Later he did a post -graduate degree in Viticulture and Enology at the Superior National School of Agronomy of Montpellier, France. CEO of the Association for the Development of Viticulture Duriense. Professor of Winemaking, treatments and stabilization of wines in Oenology Degree from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Director of the Department of Enology and administrator Quinta da Alorna.